Tafsir Al Quran – Written Competition

10th National Children Competition – 2019


Be prepared to write tafsir for the following ayah from Al-Quran. You will be given 45 mins to complete this task.

You are strictly not allowed to have any materials during the competitions. You will be provided with the writing paper. Please bring your own Blue/Black pen only.

Write your Tafsir in English with any Quran reference in Arabic if required.


Marking Criteria

Explanation of the words of the surah or verse

  • Full explanation of surah or verse.
  • Explanation of surah or verse using Quran or hadith or explanation of any commentators from the time of sahabas to modern times
    • Historical stories related to the surah or verse
    • Explanation of any rulings related to the surah or verse if any
    • Order and clarity of explanation
  • Teachings from that surah or verse
  • Usage of specific words in that surah to your knowledge. Other similar words or verses appeared in the holy Quran
  • Any conclusion


Group 2

رَّبِّ زِدْنِي عِلْمًا

“My Lord, increase me in knowledge.”


Number of words 

Between 300 – 400

Max 45 Min


Group 3

رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا

“My Lord, have mercy on them, as they raised me when I was a child.”



Number of words

Between 400 – 500

Max 45 Min


Group 4

رَبَّنَا مَا خَلَقْتَ هَٰذَا بَاطِلًا سُبْحَانَكَ فَقِنَا عَذَابَ النَّارِ

“Our Lord, You did not create this in vain, glory to You, so protect us from the punishment of the Fire.”

[3: 191]


Number of words

Between 500 – 600

Max 45 Min

Group 5

لا يُكَلِّفُ اللَّهُ نَفسًا إِلّا وُسعَها ۚ لَها ما كَسَبَت وَعَلَيها مَا اكتَسَبَت ۗ رَبَّنا لا تُؤاخِذنا إِن نَسينا أَو أَخطَأنا ۚ رَبَّنا وَلا تَحمِل عَلَينا إِصرًا كَما حَمَلتَهُ عَلَى الَّذينَ مِن قَبلِنا ۚ رَبَّنا وَلا تُحَمِّلنا ما لا طاقَةَ لَنا بِهِ ۖ وَاعفُ عَنّا وَاغفِر لَنا وَارحَمنا ۚ أَنتَ مَولانا فَانصُرنا عَلَى القَومِ الكافِرينَ


Allah does not task any soul beyond its capacity. Whatever [good] it earns is to its benefit, and whatever [evil] it incurs is to its harm.
‘Our Lord! Take us not to task if we forget or make mistakes! Our Lord! Place not upon us a burden as You placed on those who were before us! Our Lord! Lay not upon us what we have no strength to bear! Excuse us and forgive us, and be merciful to us! You are our Master, so help us against the faithless lot!’

[2: 286]

Number of words

Between 600 – 700

Max 45 Min




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